A Jethro Tull Christmas
producer: Douglas Grant
“Multi-instrumental musician, prolific writer, distinctive singer and conspicuous flutist Ian Anderson of the British band Jethro Tull shares colorful Christmas memories, and presents tracks from the “cynical and grumpy” Jethro Tull Christmas Album. Anderson talks about his relationship with the flute and relearning to play the instrument properly after three decades of recording and touring.
Broadly classified at times as Progressive Rock, Jethro Tull’s music spans many genres including Jazz, Folk, Classical and Blues, in ways that are as rich and brilliant as they are unique.
This humorous and engaging one-hour special provides a definite counterpoise to more conventional holiday programming fare, and is well-suited to a wide age range, given Jethro Tull’s lengthy and illustrious history which began in the 1960′s. The band has produced 30 albums and performed more than 2500 concerts in 40 countries.
Engineer and Producer Douglas Grant has also included original blends of a few of the band’s recordings which Tull fans may find interesting.